NVTC to Host 2018 Capital Data Summit

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GE Digital’s William Ruh and Amazon Web Services’ Mark Ryland to headline February 28 event

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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today it will host the second annual Capital Data Summit on February 28, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

The Capital Data Summit will feature keynote speakers and panels offering unique insights into how big data and analytics are transforming industries and producing results for organizations. New this year, the Summit will include a University Challenge during which student teams from the region’s universities will leverage data science tools and techniques to analyze and propose solutions to a pressing societal issue.

Capital Data Summit keynotes include:

William Ruh, Chief Executive Officer, GE Digital, and Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, GE

Mark Ryland, Director of Solutions Architecture and Chief Architect World Wide Public Sector Team, Amazon Web Services

Panel sessions will be led by principals from world leading big data and analytics companies, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, top universities and municipalities and will cover such topics as big data in government, venture capital in big data and opportunities, challenges and future trends in advanced analytics.

The Capital Data Summit will also include a technology showcase at which the region’s big data and analytics companies will promote their products and services, network and connect with potential customers, partners, investors and employees.

As one of the nation’s premier high-tech centers, the Greater Washington region is home to a rapidly growing number of firms that generate significant revenue from creating, analyzing and using data, or providing the tools and skills needed to support the big data ecosystem. The Capital Data Summit will provide tremendous business development and educational value for NVTC members and the entire technology community. View the Summit agenda here.

DATE:            
February 28, 2018

TIME:            
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration, Program and Exhibits

LOCATION:        
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, Va. 22102

REGISTRATION:    
To register as a member of the press, please contact Alexa Magdalenski at 703-904-7878, ext. 207 or email amagdalenski(at)nvtc(dot)org.

The event is free for press, but advanced registration is required. Press credentials are required for entry.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; and the NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community. Visit NVTC at http://www.nvtc.org.

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Alexa Magdalenski
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